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Belestre – Prisoner at Fort Loudoun

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François-Louis Picoté de Belestre  is the full name.

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This French Ensign was taken as prisoner to Fort Loudoun Winchester VA.

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Beware not to confuse the above with the father, François-Marie Picoté de Belestre.

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Confusing Father with son  is easy for two reasons:

1. Both were in French and Indian War theatre at the same time.

2. Both names are very similar.

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The following links are from the French and Indian War Foundation newsletters.

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Please scroll down to reach the story on François-Louis Picoté de Belestre.

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Adrian O’Connor’s Valley News column provided by Dr Carl J Ekberg

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Steve Resan’s story on this French prisoner, Part I and Part II .

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